20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog
19. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Department of Education Summary
The Department of Education houses two early childhood non-certification programs, one teacher certification program, and a Family Studies Education program. The Department collaborates with other divisions within the institution. The Chair of the Department of Education main responsibilities include: oversight of administrative functions of the Teacher Education program; maintaining an effective offering of courses; communication with P-12 partners; chair of Teacher Education Faculty Committee and chair of Teacher Education Council; and collaboration with the School of Art and Sciences faculty and administration. Other collaborative efforts are with Institutional faculty and outside stakeholders in the Family Studies Education Council. Students complete coursework in both the Division of Education and other Divisions at Bacone College.
The mission of the Department of Education is to prepare highly qualified professionals who truly make the difference in the lives of others through their outstanding scholarship and rich knowledge base, appreciation of and adaptation to diversity, community involvement as it relates, and professionalism and high ethical standards.
- Outstanding scholarship and rich knowledge base
- Appreciation of and adaptation to diverse learners
- Community involvement as it relates to education
- Professionalism and high ethical standards
Thus, the overall theme of the Department of Education is “Teachers Make The Difference” through four components: Scholarship, Diversity, Community, and Professionalism.